Fontaine's will hold an Exceptional Antique Auction Feb. 11 in Mass. Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s second event of the new year will be an aptly named Exceptional Antique Auction on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the firm’s spacious gallery facility located in Pittsfield, Mass.
John H. Belter in the “Henry Clay” pattern (est. $5,000-$7,000).
From the slot machines and firearms categories come a Caile Eclipse upright 25-cent oak slot machine made by Caile Brothers of Detroit, refinished and in very good working condition (est. $15,000-$25,000); and a cased Colt Model 1849 revolver (circa 1853) presented to John L. Miller, a Confederate colonel who died from battle wounds May 6, 1864 (est. $10,000-$15,000).
Music, anyone? Set to cross the block are a Regina Style 35 mahogany 12-tune disc changer that plays 15 ˝ inch discs on a double comb (circa 1900) in fine working order and with 25 extra play discs (est. $15,000-$17,000); and a mahogany Steinway music room grand piano, Model B, 6 feet 10 inches long, featuring classic style and heavy graining (est. $8,000-$12,000).
Rounding out just some of the day’s expected top lots are an impressive mahogany figural carved grandfather clock, 103 inches tall, with gilt dial and a silvered chapter ring with applied Arabic numerals (est. $8,000-$12,000); and a museum-quality model American steam yacht, titled Corsair (based on the original, owned by J.P. Morgan), in a mahogany display case.
With over 40 years in the auction business, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has earned the trust of collectors, investors and gallery owners worldwide. Cataloged lots receive nationwide exposure to the firm’s expansive database of several thousand qualified buyers. Seven times Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has been voted “Best Antique Auction Gallery” by the public.
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is actively seeking quality consignments for all future sales. The firm also buys antiques and entire estates outright. To consign an item, estate or collection, call (413) 448-8922 and ask for John Fontaine. Or, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the February 11 auction, please log on to www.FontainesAuction.net.